George from Lakeland Florida writes
Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Insect Control Landscape Formula is not labeled for use on fruit trees. You can use a product that contains permethrin but it must be labeled for use on edible vegetation such as Tengard SFR. Unfortunately, once the beetles have already infested the bark of a peach tree there are not any viable treatment options. In cases of infestation, the general recommendation is to simply protect the surrounding trees with preventative sprays with a product labeled for such a use.
Answer last updated on: 10/06/2014